Skills, knowledge and a qualification does not ensure successful employment outcomes for graduates.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
Completing two degrees at the same time can increase graduates’ rate of success in finding full-time work by up to 40%.
Despite the many jobs on offer, agriculture courses are struggling to attract students. A visionary curriculum is needed that is as exciting, diverse and challenging as the sector itself is becoming.
Basing the worth of a degree on how much graduates earn overlooks whether there is something intrinsically valuable about higher education itself.
A South African study explored how psychology students benefited from an alternative approach to teaching and learning.
The economic fallout from COVID-19 will likely harm new workers in distinct ways with long-term effects, three economists say.
If South Africa focuses on getting more PhDs, universities will also increase other graduates in the pipeline.
Higher education needs to do more than produce graduates who can get a job. It should also give students opportunities and a voice when it comes to participating in the economy and broader society.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
At a special commencement ceremony for first-generation college graduates, a dean gave a speech made up of nothing but questions.
From the biggest ‘wicked’ problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they’re good at this, but they aren’t. Here’s what could help.
When a degree is not enough, how can students make themselves more employable?
We should keep in mind that education is valuable beyond graduate earning capacity, and that what a student learns during their education can have little to do with why they earn more.
Having a good degree is not always enough to succeed.
We already have all the research reports, reviews and inquiries we need to make reform to the VET sector happen. What we need is proactive leadership and action.
If Labor is to once again uncap university funding, vocational education reform is a vital.
The way humanities disciplines are taught at many universities does not lend itself to ready engagement with a changed and changing world.
New plans will speed students through an intensive training course, that will see them working cases in 12 weeks.
More students must acquire IT skills in order to secure jobs with upward mobility, according to a researcher who developed an index that shows a dramatic growth in ‘IT intensive’ jobs.